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Advice on Outsourcing Simulation Modeling

When business process simulation and modeling is not your core activity but a shared service in your organization, you should consider outsourcing that work to a specialist firms like MOSIMTEC that can be more efficient and turnaround faster.

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Jeff BrelsfordAdvice on Outsourcing Simulation Modeling
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Case Study: Crude-By-Rail Transload Terminal Simulation

A midstream petroleum company was designing and developing improvements at an existing facility to increase their crude-by-rail terminalling and transloading business, accomplished by expanding and reconfiguring their rail / truck infrastructure to create a new interface point between pipeline and rail transport. The company recognized the need to apply modeling and simulation technology to represent the new crude loading system in a dynamic environment, therein incorporating inherent variability, to validate the design and make informed decisions. There was the specific need to verify the process design throughput of the loading facility, in the holistic context of the anticipated logistics and business/market environment. This paper reviews the approach and value of applying dynamic simulation in the petroleum industry as it relates to this specific project.

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Better Staffing Through Simulation

While process simulation is not typically a mainstay of hospital planning, it is being used more frequently by organizations to better understand their systems. MOSIMTEC had the opportunity to work with a hospital that sought the creation of a future state resource schedule for their fast track system that best utilized the staff while caring for a high volume of patients.

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Paris Agreement, Climate Change and Running a business: How computer simulations can help.

Every time a business faces uncertainty across the landscape and is unsure about what the problem is, where the solution lies or where to even start, Simulation modeling can be a handy piece of technology available to help. Climate change and all the regulations that will follow is just an example of pending uncertainty.

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Saurabh ParakhParis Agreement, Climate Change and Running a business: How computer simulations can help.
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MONEYBALL: Have you been at this table before?

Love the movie Moneyball. It is a great example of what numbers can do to answer those tough questions you have about your operations. How you can build a team around statistics rather than emotional decisions is paramount in it’s simplicity.

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Ryan HutchinsonMONEYBALL: Have you been at this table before?
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TABLE POUNDERS: How to Quantify their Input and Still Keep your Project on Track

Too often I have seen projects go off track due to certain stakeholders I like to refer to as Table Pounders. These are the ones that will speak the loudest and demand that certain scope is added to your project. Often their input was based on past experience when they personally incurred some hardship due to an occurrence that impacted operations or themselves.

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Ryan HutchinsonTABLE POUNDERS: How to Quantify their Input and Still Keep your Project on Track
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ALL DATA TELLS A STORY: Understanding simulation models through visual analytics

Simulation models create heaps of performance data for every component in a modeled system (transactional, state, and usage data). However, understanding what that data represents with regards to other data can be very challenging – essentially deciphering component relationships. This is where visual analytics plays a very big role and is a vital component of relationship analysis.

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Ryan HutchinsonALL DATA TELLS A STORY: Understanding simulation models through visual analytics
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On Our Watch

I am disappointed in my fellow engineers. Lately our world has been affected in a negative way due to our actions. I’m talking about the recent investigations into the automotive industry and our lack of action in preventing this from occurring. As an engineer we are responsible for ensuring that we put public safety first and foremost. But we have failed to do just that.

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Ryan HutchinsonOn Our Watch